Many highly articulate groups and individuals are expressing views of America’s sex crisis. The voices of the professional moralist, the immoralist, and the amoralist are heard almost daily on the theme.CHRISTIANITY TODAYbelieves that voices expressive of evangelical Christianity should speak out energetically and earnestly on larger facets of the sex problem. For that reason members of the editorial staff engaged in their own frank exchange of views. Recorded on tape, the discussion is here reproduced as a contribution looking toward constructive and wholesome solutions. Participating were: Dr. Carl F. H. Henry, editor; Dr. L. Nelson Bell, executive editor; Dr. Frank Farrell and Dr. Sherwood E. Wirt, editorial associates; and Mr. David Kucharsky, news editor. One panel member is a physician-grandfather; two are minister-parents of teen-agers; one a young father; one single.

DR. HENRY: What factors, would you say, shape the modern crisis described by some sociologists as a sex revolution?

DR. BELL: One trouble is that modern man refuses to recognize that God has set certain standards, certain absolutes for sex, as he has for behavior generally. To be ignorant of these absolutes, or to deny them or rationalize them, in no way invalidates them.

DR. WIRT: I would not limit the revolt to modern man. The emancipation of woman in my opinion is also an important factor. She has thrown off restraints under which women have chafed for centuries and inevitably, thereby, has asserted her sexuality. Back of all the present liberty and license of sex you will find the assumption of the new freedom of woman.

MR. KUCHARSKY: It is important too to note that the sex problem exists for the Christian believer as well as for unbelievers. ...

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